Talking Books

Every other Sunday, Juggernaut and the Indian Express come together to feature conversations with Juggernaut’s authors, bringing you the latest from the world of ideas in India.

Episode 7 September 9, 2018

The true story of the looting of India’s temples

S. Vijay Kumar, was just an ordinary guy who works in shipping. His love for Indian art got him involved with both Indian and United States law enforcement agencies that were investigating cases of idol theft and smuggling. And suddenly he discovered the world of art theft in India. Talking to Sanjeev Sanyal, bestselling author and principal economic advisor in the Finance Ministry, Vijay tells the shocking story of antiques dealer and temple thief Subhash Kapoor, whose pieces can be seen in every major museum of the world, and how he was finally brought to book.


The Idol Thief:The true story of the looting of India’s temples is available at: https://amzn.to/2PRwAU2

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The true story of the looting of India’s templesS. Vijay Kumar, was just an ordinary guy who works in shipping. His love for Indian art got him involved with both Indian and United States law enforcement agencies that were investigating cases of idol theft and smuggling. And suddenly he discovered the world of art theft in India. Talking to Sanjeev Sanyal, bestselling author and principal economic advisor in the Finance Ministry, Vijay tells the shocking story of antiques dealer and temple thief Subhash Kapoor, whose pieces can be seen in every major museum of the world, and how he was finally brought to book. The Idol Thief:The true story of the looting of India’s temples is available at: https://amzn.to/2PRwAU2 You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes so other people can find us. Our entire podcast catalogue is available on www.indianexpress.com/audio. You can tweet Juggernaut @juggernautbooks.